When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new service provider may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every hosting service which we offer, will enable you to see, change and set up A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, you'll have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires just a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.